AKRON, Ohio (WJW) – Officials said they have found the body of a 70-year-old man who went missing Sunday while kayaking.
According to Akon Police, Doug Maher had gone kayaking near Oxbow Area in the Summit Metro Parks Sunday but never arrived to meet his family at a preplanned location in Brecksville.
Officers and recovery team experts were called to the area at about 9 p.m. to begin a search.
Monday, the search continued with drone technology, finding Maher deceased after 1:30 p.m.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this difficult time,” Akron Fire Department PIO Timothy Morrison said in Monday afternoon press conference.
The body is now with the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office and the family has been notified.